Business

Chances are, a medical device was among the first objects you touched when you arrived on Earth.

Medical devices are ubiquitous in US healthcare— everything from the delivery room’s sterile gloves and umbilical cord clamps to the breathtakingly sophisticated neurosurgical operating room’s stereotactic navigation systems. More than ever medical devices are a fusion of hardware, software, and even synthetic living material. …

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Argo Pond provided research strategic advising and clinical trial oversight to research teams across the US. We are excited to present a series of interviews with some of these researchers, who effectively conducted clinical trials during a remarkable moment in history. In this blog, we speak…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ArgoPond provided services to several research teams by leading clinical trial Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) and assisting with other clinical research strategic oversight. We are excited to present a series of interviews with some of these researchers, who effectively conducted clinical trials during a…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ArgoPond provided services to several research teams by leading clinical trial Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) and assisting with other clinical research strategic oversight. We are excited to present a series of interviews with some of these researchers, who effectively conducted clinical trials during a…

Business

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) are the largest public supporter of basic life science in the world.

With an FY2020 budget of $42 billion, most of their expenditures are university grants supporting either new discoveries or early-state clinical studies of promising treatments and diagnostic tests.

Since 1982, Congress has mandated that a fraction of the total annual NIH budget be put to work via grants or contracts to small life science and biotech companies rather than academic institutions.

Usually referred to as the SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer) program, these competitive funds are a tool…

John G Younger

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